ogle

When you ogle someone, you look at them with love or desire in mind. And if you're a cartoon character, you might also be drooling.

Though it's most often used to refer to the way people gaze at each other, the verb ogle can also be used when talking about any object of desire — like when you ogle those designer jeans or that red Ferrari. The word comes from the 1680s German word oeglen, meaning "look at." Men are known to ogle women much more frequently than women ogle men. Ever seen a scene in a movie where a pretty lady walks into a bar and all the men turn on their bar stools to watch her pass by? That's classic ogling.

DEFINITIONS OF: ogle

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v look at with amorous intentions

Type of:
look
perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards
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